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1/48 Stinson Reliant
Posted by SteveFL on Wednesday, April 04, 2018 7:01 AM

 

Here we have the Stinson Reliant in 1/48 scale released by Round 2 Models or AMT again.  Apparently, Round 2 Models bought all the old tooling and rights of AMT.  Lately, they have been re-releasing some select models over the past few years, and this is one of them.  It appears to be exactly like old original AMT release in the 1970s.  The only differences I can see are that the sprue trees are individually packaged into their own clear bag and the bottom of the box has a parts/contents and sprue tree illustrations.  Otherwise, this is exactly the same old kit you remember.  If you’re familiar with all the old car models by AMT, you’ll feel right at home…some flash, some parts do not fit well, minimal detail. Etc.  Since I wanted to showcase the interior, I jazzed up the woefully simplistic instrument panel by adding my own control levers, gauges, and some careful painting.  I also added a door handle, map pocket, and ash tray to the pilot’s door.  In the rear are pulled back curtains, and a big plush couch with arm rests.  I used the simple decals that came with it and they laid down just fine.  I tried to match the stripes with Testors copper and it was off, but I think the overall copper/white scheme look nice anyway.  Since the propeller has a rather long shaft that fits nicely in the engine’s center hole, I didn’t glue it.  It freely spins when I blow on it, which is great fun when I want to fly her around the house!  Here again this is a cheap kit and readily available.  With that, I would recommend it keeping in mind some fit issues and flash.  I’ve always loved the overall lines and design of the Stinson Reliant and it makes a fine addition to my civilian collection.  Any and all comment are greatly appreciated.  Enjoy the pics.

 

 

 

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    November, 2009
  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Wednesday, April 04, 2018 9:58 AM

Great job on that interior!

That kit does build up into a nice model.  I built one about a year ago.  I did replace the engine with an Engine and things resin one.  I liked the build well enough that I bought another kit.  I finished the kit from last year as a private plane.  I have a neat colored photo of one in AA markings, back in the day when AA planes were all dark blue. It really looks pretty, so this is the livery I intend to use on my second build.

 

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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    December, 2002
  • From: Northern California
Posted by jeaton01 on Wednesday, April 04, 2018 3:44 PM

Very nice.

John

To see build logs of my models, go here: http://goldeneramodel.com/mymodels/mymodels.htm

  

  • Member since
    November, 2009
  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Thursday, April 05, 2018 8:43 AM

Just thought I'd post a shot of the one I did last summer.  It was indeed a nice kit.

 

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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    December, 2014
Posted by SteveFL on Thursday, April 05, 2018 9:36 AM
Don, She's a real beauty. I love the red/white scheme--almost reminds me of the old Texaco theme that they did on some other golden age aircraft. The airport background really gives it purpose and a real setting. Is that a poster photo you prop up behind the model for photoshoots? Thanks for sharing.
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    May, 2006
Posted by Rob Beach on Thursday, April 05, 2018 11:39 PM

Nice job, guys!

Regards, Robert

  • Member since
    November, 2009
  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Friday, April 06, 2018 9:11 AM

SteveFL
Don, She's a real beauty. I love the red/white scheme--almost reminds me of the old Texaco theme that they did on some other golden age aircraft. The airport background really gives it purpose and a real setting. Is that a poster photo you prop up behind the model for photoshoots? Thanks for sharing.
 

Yep, I have three airport poster backdrops (all taken myself), two race tracks for race cars, a mansion, for classic cars.

In the

Photographing scale models

forum in the Tools, Techniques and Reference material section, I am whining about this long winter.  I shoot these photo backdrop shots outside in sunlight- makes crisp shadows and highlights contours better than flat lighting.  I did get out about a week ago when the snow melted, and shot three birds I had finished during the winter.  Since then, we have had two snow storms and another on the way this weekend!  My outdoor photo studio will not see bare ground for awhile yet :-(

 

 

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

  • Member since
    June, 2014
  • From: New Braunfels , Texas
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Friday, April 06, 2018 9:55 AM

Hm.

Very nice job there young man . 

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